Budget 2018: Philip Hammond’s roads spending and motoring plans ahead of Brexit


Chancellor Phillip Hammond has outlined his latest Budget and there is some good news for motorists.
Car sales drop 16 per cent amid diesel confusion and continued uncertainty over Brexit

Car sales plunge amid continued uncertainty


Sales of new cars show no sign of bouncing back as the latest figures, released today, reveal a 15.7% drop in demand...
Diesel tax anger as new models beat petrol in NOx pollution tests

New diesel models beat petrol in pollution tests


Some new diesel cars are much less polluting than new petrol cars, according to research. Independent tests have identified 11 diesel models, in
Phillip Hammond budget 2017: implications and details for drivers - diesel, fuel duty, driverless cars, road tax and more

Budget 2017: everything drivers need to know


The chancellor of the exchequer, Philip Hammond, has announced the government’s 2017 Budget. Here's what you need to know.
Reader Letters: Electric car questions, flat batteries, road tax vigilantes and are parking brakes on automatics necessary?

Reader Letters: Electric car and tax vigilantes


"The government’s plan to ban the sale of pure diesel and petrol cars from 2040 sounds ambitious to me. Will there be sufficient power..."
Government to announce diesel car scrappage scheme 'within days'

Government to announce diesel scrappage scheme


A diesel car scrappage scheme will be announced "within days", according to reports, as the government scrambles to reduce air pollution.
Improved roads and more bypasses to be paid for by road tax

Improved roads and bypasses paid for by road tax


The government has announced plans to build new bypasses across Britain, as it attempts to tackle congestion in towns and cities. In a surprise
The best cars to avoid paying road tax (VED)

The best cars for avoiding road tax (VED)


Every driver knows how expensive it can be to run a car, even before paying costly annual road tax. And since April’s changes to car tax,
New car sales fall in April 2017

Dramatic drop in car sales


Car sales have suffered a serious misfire, with a dramatic fall in April. Drivers are reported to have brought forward their purchase of a new...
Bring back tax disc, say drivers as clamping rises

Bring back tax disc, say drivers as clamping rises


The number of cars clamped has more than doubled since paper tax discs were abolished, leading to warnings that the reform has left a significant
Buy your car before April 1 to avoid tax change shock, advise experts

Buy your car before April 1 to avoid tax shock


Buying a car is confusing for most at the best of times but with new car tax rules being brought in on April 1 this year, buyers are advised...
Budget 2015: low-emission cars hit hardest in chancellor's road tax reforms

Budget 2015: low-emission cars hit hardest in chancellor's...


Buyers of some of the most frugal cars will be hit hardest in the pocket under changes to vehicle excise duty
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Car clinic: What are the rules for tax discs and classic...


Q. What are the rules for tax discs and classic cars?